ADC Endoscopy Specialists Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

ADC Endoscopy Specialists

Amarillo, TX – 2014 – ADC Endoscopy Specialists has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory surgical center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization means ADC Endoscopy Specialists has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.

“At ADC Endoscopy Specialists we always strive for quality patient care,” stated Christi Adams, Director of Clinical Services for ADC Endoscopy Specialists. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and our procedures. To be granted accreditation means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”

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Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

“Going through the process of accreditation challenges us to find ways to better serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care that we provide,” said Adams.
ADC Endoscopy Specialists was formed on March24, 2006, with the intention of providing quality care with comfort and convenience to their patients. The ownership of the facility is a joint venture between BSA Holdings, Inc. and five gastroenterologists, Dr. Daniel Beggs, Dr. Todd Ellington, Dr. Tom Johnson, Dr. Jake Lennard and Dr. James Lusby.

We are licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, certified for Medicare services and we are AAAHC accredited. ADC Endoscopy is proud to serve the population of the Amarillo medical community, as well as surrounding Texas panhandle communities and adjacent states. The medical staff of ADC Endoscopy Specialists is comprised of seven gastroenterologists including Dr. Daniel Beggs, Dr. Todd Ellington, Dr. Tom Johnson, Dr. Jake Lennard, Dr. James Lusby, Dr. Hagos Tekeste and Dr. Abdul Thannoun. All of our physicians are board certified in their specialty and are available to provide the following procedures in a convenient outpatient setting:

• Colonoscopy
• Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
• Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

We are conveniently located in Legacy Square at #1 Care Circle Dr., Amarillo, Texas, 79124, and our phone number is (806) 353-1769. If you would like more information about our facility please contact us or view our website at

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.

Insider’s Tour: ADC Endoscopy Specialists (Video)

Welcome to ADC Endoscopy

We are an Outpatient Surgical Center. We’re accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare.

What You’ll Need

Driver’s License

Insurance Card

Co-Pay (You’ll Hear From Us Before Coming In)

A Driver To Take You Home

Our goal is to make your experience the most comfortable and helpful one possible. For more information, contact ADC.

Colonoscopy – Frequently Asked Questions

Wandering about a Colonoscopy? Here are some questions that might help clear up any confusion you may have. Please feel free to contact ADC for more extensive details and information regarding Colon health and services that may be offered at ADC.

I know I am supposed to hold aspirin products for 5 days.  What are considered aspiring products?

Aspirin products include:  Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, naprosyn or any medications you take for arthritis (including iron).

What foods am I supposed to avoid 2 days prior to the procedure?

It is important that you stop eating high roughage foods such as lettuce, beans, cabbage, corn as well as any high fiber foods including whole wheat bread.  If you take fiber laxatives, you must also stop taking them 2 days prior to your procedure.

What foods are ok to eat?

It is ok to eat meat, potatoes, pastas, fruits, and white breads.

I know I am supposed to begin a clear liquid diet at breakfast on the day prior to the procedure, what is considered a clear liquid?

Clear liquids include all of the following:

Strained fruit juices (without the pulp)


Clear broth or bouillon

Coffee or tea (without milk or non-dairy creamer)


Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks

Kool-aid or other fruit flavored drinks

Plain jello (without fruit or toppings)

Ice popsicles

No red or purple fluids/liquids

No milk products or solids

Where is ADC Endoscopy Specialists located?

Our physical address is #1 Care Circle Drive.  Our facility is located inside Legacy Squares office park off of Amarillo Boulevard West between Coulter & Soncy.